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Flint’s Water Crisis and the Private-Sector’s Support to Help

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan is the worst public disaster and act of environmental injustice I have witnessed in my home state. Lead-poisoned water for children and families vulnerable and without options. Could our government be so incompetent that it doesn’t even monitor the water supply that flows into a local community and affects nearly 100,000 Michigan citizens? Flint was once a jewel of Michigan, a powerhouse for manufacturing jobs at a time when GM’s Buick and Chevrolet divisions employed tens of thousands local residents and supporting businesses were drawn to the area. By the late 1980s, GM closed several of its factories there, causing the city to sink into an economic depr

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